Produced by AG Snus in collaboration with master snus blender Conny Andersson, Crafted Kardus Highland Single Cut is a tobacco dominant snus flavored with single malt whiskey from the Scottish Highlands. Manufactured with quality at the forefront, Crafted Kardus Highland Single Cut is comprised of 100% tobacco lamina (as opposed to using a mix of lamina and filler stalks like most other brands do), and it contains six different types of tobacco from around the world in order to give it a unique flavor. However, despite its name, Crafted Kardus is very similar to Crafted Snus Whisky save for that fact that it is a single cut loose snus. Every can of Crafted Kardus comes with 32 grams of single cut loose snus.
Much like Crafted Snus Whisky, Highland Single Cut ‘s flavor is influenced by the rich and varied blend of tobaccos used. These tobaccos consist of Green River and Latakia (Amish tobaccos from Pennsylvania, USA), Kurnool tobacco from India, Mata Norte (tobacco from Brazil with a sweet yet intense flavor), Spanish tobacco, and Guatemalan tobacco. Blended together in just the right amounts, these tobaccos create a rich taste which develops over time and exposes a wide variety of tastes and flavors over a period of about forty-five minutes. Moreover, there’s also hints of single malt whiskey in the background, and it had a slight bite to it which I found complimented the tobaccos quite well. The whiskey flavor generally persisted for about twenty five minutes before starting to diminish, and after the half hour mark the taste slowly becomes increasingly salty and I began to detect notes of smoky tobacco.
Compared to other single cut snus brands I’ve tried (such as Mellgren’s IPA), I found Highland Single Cut to be less coarse and more finely cut, making it resemble loose snus as opposed to long cut dipping tobacco. In comparison to Crafted Snus Whisky, I found that the flavor of Highland Single Cut was more pronounced because it is a loose snus, and thus your mouth has direct contact with the tobacco as opposed to the portions acting as a slight buffer for flavor release. Furthermore, the snus is quite moist, and within a minute of putting in a pris I began to notice a strong nicotine buzz set in which I found to be pleasant for relaxation.
As a whole, I highly recommend Crafted Kardus Highland Single Cut to snus aficionados who appreciate a delicious tobacco dominant snus, and I find that its great to keep at homes for times when you’re looking to have a rich experience and don’t need the convenience of portions. Furthermore, if you’re able to obtain some Glenfarcas single malt whisky, I highly recommend pairing it with Highland Single Cut for an absolutely divine experience!